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Professional Photography in Visalia Since 1984

You’ll Love The Way You Look

business headshot

Business Headshots

A great business portrait helps you sell yourself. Make a great first impression with a business headshot from Roy Dressel Photography

wedding photography

Wedding Photography and Video

The day is yours, you walk down that aisle into a new life and Roy Dressel Photography is here to capture all the memories in photos and video.

high school senior portraits

Senior Portraits

It’s different here. Photos
that are natural and allow you to be yourself.

family portraits

Family Portraits

Families grow, change, and mature.
Record those times with a professional portrait.

church directory
printed church directorys

Church Directory Program 

Online or printed, our local church directory program helps you members keep in touch with each other and get professional portraits at reduced pricing.

pre school photo packages

Pre-School Photo Program

Our packages include more of what
parents want, with digital offerings
and prints that parents will love.

sports photo packages

Sports Team Programs for League Sports.

We do it right, with packages and products that parents love and a picture day experience that goes smoothly,
is fast and fun for players, coaches, and parents.

scanning and restoration

Looking for scanning and restoration information and prices, check out our IScanPhoto.net site. 

     From weddings to business headshots, league sports to family and senior portraits. Church directories and photo restoration to videotaping and celebrations of life.  That experience in the art of professional photography means you can count on us for all your photo needs. Located in the heart of downtown Visalia, in the same location since 1996, our studio can accommodate large business and family groups of up to 17 people. Location photography is also a big part of our business. From Tulare to Porterville, Kingsburg to Fresno, we offer outdoor settings as well as bringing our studio to you.

In the Visalia photography scene since 1978, a professional photographer in Visalia since 1984

I have been in the photography business in Visalia since 1978, first selling cameras at Visalia JC Penney store, then moving on to a little camera shop in downtown Visalia, now out of business, but located where the Sequoia Brewing Company is now,  called Main Drug, then on to another studio now out of business also called Alberts studio in 1986 before going full time as a professional photographer in 1993. It has been an honor to record the lives of countless couples and families over the years and it’s still a thrill when someone comes up to me at an event and says I did their wedding twenty or thirty years ago. To be part of this wonderful community and the lives of the people in it is still exciting and I love to go to work every day.

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Blog Posts 

My Cameras: The Olympus OM-1

My Cameras: The Olympus OM-1

This Old Olympus OM-1 is one of my favorite cameras. Purchased new at Boots Camera in Fresno in 1979.   The Olympus OM-1 was my first professional 35mm camera The Olympus OM-1 was my first professional camera, but I had had several 35mm cameras before the OM-1. The...

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The Best Time of Day for The Wedding Ceremony

The Best Time of Day for The Wedding Ceremony

The golden hours, that hour just an hour or two before sunset is the best time of day for photography.  The best time of day for a wedding ceremony allows time for photography in that golden hour. As I write this I am looking out the back window of our home. It's...

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Becoming a Photographer: My First 35mm Camera

Becoming a Photographer: My First 35mm Camera

Man, this camera sure does show my age. Well, in reality, it is a bit older then I am. I bought this camera in a pawn shop in Fontana, California, in about 1968,  but it's much older than that. The Mercury II camera was built by the Universal Camera Corporation of...

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Thank You for Your Service

Thank You for Your Service

When one or both wedding of the wedding couples are in the military, it makes for some dramatic photos. The uniform, the flag, and the wedding dress create a striking contrast. Symbols of a life lived serving our country and a life yet to come.   Our wedding...

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Becoming A Photographer: The FR Kit

Becoming A Photographer: The FR Kit

The little kit that I received for my thirteenth birthday to develop and print B&W film. It began a journey that I am still on today. The journey of the image. I'm lucky,  I found my passion early in life, and it became a passion that I have been able to make my...

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Mailing Photographs The Right Way

Mailing Photographs The Right Way

Most of us find ourselves having to mail photographs to friends and family on occasion, but worry about losing, or damaging our precious memories through the mail, of course, they don't want them to be lost or damaged. Yes, things happen and sometimes the postal...

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California’s White Mountains

California’s White Mountains

We all have our favorite places, for some of us it's you own backyard. For others is in a group of people at a party. For me, it's being in the White Mountains of California. This desert mountains range first came to my attention when I read "The Thousand Mile Summer"...

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Our Church Directory Program

Our Church Directory Program

Doing a church directory was often a frustrating process. Organizing members to come in and get their photos was often quite a chore. Slow delivery of the books along with high-pressure sales tactics caused many churches to do the directory themselves, often with not...

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Recover Deleted Files

Recover Deleted Files

It's easy to delete files accidentally  If you have been a photographer for some time you have more then likely deleted files that you should not have.  If your a pro doing several little jobs a day, this becomes quite easy to accomplish. Though accomplish is not the...

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The 5 Best Places in Visalia to Take Pictures

The 5 Best Places in Visalia to Take Pictures

In my over three decades in the professional photography business in Visalia, I have found what I think are the 5 best places to take pictures Visalia. For those looking for family, weddings, children and high school senior settings can all find the location for that...

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Engagement Photo Sessions

Engagement Photo Sessions

Engagement photo sessions Engagement photo sessions are a big part of the wedding photography coverage of Roy Dressel Photography and have been since we began in business back in 1984.  When we began our business, couples announced their engagement in the newspaper,...

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A smooth sports photo day

A smooth sports photo day

This post is written to help make for a more organized and efficient sports photo day. A quick note that, We will have a table where you can ask questions, get change, see samples of the items we offer, get a payment envelope and pay with a credit or debit card on...

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